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Reverse Merger | IPO

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About Rocket Lab

Rocket Lab is an orbital launch provider, delivering rapid and repeatable access to orbit for small satellites. Its team designs, builds, and launches the Electron rocket, a fully carbon composite orbital launch vehicle, powered by 3D printed, electric pump-fed engines.

Rocket Lab Headquarters Location

3881 McGowen Street

Long Beach, California, 90808,

United States


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Rocket Lab Patents

Rocket Lab has filed 15 patents.

The 3 most popular patent topics include:

  • CubeSats
  • NASA space probes
  • Satellite launch failures
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Rocket propulsion, Spacecraft propulsion, Rocket engines, Thermodynamic cycles, Rocketdyne engines


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Latest Rocket Lab News

Max Q: Icy

Sep 26, 2022

Hello and welcome back to Max Q. This past week, thousands of people traveled to Paris for the International Astronautical Congress 2022, one of the world’s largest space conferences. Alas, I was not one of them. But it means there’s tons of news, so let’s get to it! In this issue: An analysis of Intuitive Machines’ SPAC bet Rocket Lab is expanding its U.S. footprint News from ArianeGroup, Rocket Factory Augsburg and more Over at TechCrunch+, Alex Wilhelm wrote an excellent deep-dive into lunar infrastructure company Intuitive Machines’ SPAC deal, which will see the combined entity valued at just north of $1 billion. ( I reported on the deal last week. ) It’s a sign that the space SPAC craze isn’t as dead as we all thought, despite plummeting stock prices of companies that went public last year, as well as a handful of mergers that were cancelled before they could be finalized. Indeed, Intuitive Machines will make its public market debut as a unicorn if all goes to plan. But that depends upon a number of factors — not least of which, a growing market for lunar services to generate the steep revenue growth Intuitive Machines projected. The deal is expected to close in the first quarter of next year, and I’ll be paying attention to shareholder redemptions, stock price and more. Intuitive Machines’ Nova-C lunar lander concept render. Image Credits: Intuitive Machines Rocket Lab is a U.S.-based company, but until now the bulk of its activities have been conducted in New Zealand. While the company has been public about its plans to expand to both hemispheres for a while, executives released a slew of updates on Wednesday detailing their goal to make the U.S. home to an even greater share of launches, testing and manufacturing. The company shared the news with investors and the general public during Rocket Lab’s Investor Day. While the event livestream hit a technical snafu, Rocket Lab shared all the updates in a long tweet thread concurrent with the event ( read it here ). One of the biggest takeaways was news that the company will be conducting all testing of its reusable rocket engine for Neutron, called Archimedes, at NASA’s Stennis Space Center in Mississippi. Also, the company finally set a firm launch date for the first Electron launch from the Eastern Seaboard: this December, followed by a second launch in January of next year. More news from TC and beyond ArianeGroup has its eye on fully reusable rockets. The company announced a proposal for a reusable upper stage it’s calling the Smart Upper Stage for Innovation Exploration, or SUSIE , that could be used to carry astronauts and cargo. If it comes to fruition, SUSIE could be a massive boost for European human spaceflight. Artemis Accords signatories held an in-person organizational meeting for the first time at the International Astronautical Congress, a step toward setting standards and best practices for human space exploration. Astrobotic  announced a new initiative , LunaGrid, “a commercial power service for the poles of the moon.” If it becomes operational, the service would allow companies and astronauts to survive the long, cold lunar night, a notoriously tricky problem for lunar exploration. The goal is to make LunaGrid operational at the lunar south pole by 2028. Blue Origin opened applications today for the Reef Starter Innovation Challenge, a startup challenge for early-stage companies looking to use their tech on the Orbital Reef space station. Dawn Aerospace  has completed Phase One testing of its spaceplane demonstrator, the MK-II Aurora. In Phase Two, the spaceplane will be fitted with a rocket motor, which will propel it to altitudes greater than 100 kilometers. Elon Musk tweeted that “November seems highly likely” for the first orbital launch attempt of Starship, though it should be noted that Musk’s timeline estimates aren’t always the most accurate. James Webb Space Telescope is experiencing an issue with one of the observing modes of the Mid-Infrared Instrument. NASA said it would temporarily halt observations that use that mode as they investigate the issue. Microsoft, Planet and The Nature Conservancy are launching a tool called Global Renewables Watch, a “living atlas” to map and measure utility-scale renewable projects. NASA is still planning on attempting to launch the Artemis I mission on September 27, despite a hurricane brewing in the Atlantic. Planet released more details on its new hyperspectral satellite constellation . The constellation, which it’s calling Tanager, will be capable of measuring carbon emissions, methane and other data for environmental applications. Orbital Reef, the private space station being developed by Blue Origin and Sierra Space, will feature in a film here on Earth. The film, called HELIOS, will start shooting next year. Rocket Factory Augsburg, a German company developing rockets for the small launch market, signed an MOU with Spaceflight Inc. to fly its Sherpa orbital transfer vehicles on forthcoming RFA missions. Satellite Vu, a British Earth observation company, signed a second launch contract with SpaceX to deploy their second thermal monitoring satellite sometime in early 2024.

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Rocket Lab Rank

  • When was Rocket Lab founded?

    Rocket Lab was founded in 2006.

  • Where is Rocket Lab's headquarters?

    Rocket Lab's headquarters is located at 3881 McGowen Street, Long Beach.

  • What is Rocket Lab's latest funding round?

    Rocket Lab's latest funding round is Reverse Merger.

  • How much did Rocket Lab raise?

    Rocket Lab raised a total of $215M.

  • Who are the investors of Rocket Lab?

    Investors of Rocket Lab include Vector Acquisition, Khosla Ventures, Bessemer Venture Partners, K1W1, Data Collective and 9 more.

  • Who are Rocket Lab's competitors?

    Competitors of Rocket Lab include Pythom Space.

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